There's something quite irresistible about the sight of a juicy burger that makes us want to bite into it right away. A juicy patty squished between buns and slathered with flavourful sauces would make anyone drool, doesn't it? But whenever we feel the urge to treat ourselves to a burger, we often prefer to eat it outside at a fast-food chain or perhaps even a fancy restaurant. But what if you could make these same yummy burgers in the comfort of your kitchen? As difficult as it may seem, making restaurant-style burgers at home is not rocket science. The ingredients are all the same, but the way you use them and the timing of putting them in the burger play a huge role. Don't worry, we're here to help you out with this. Here we bring you a list of some easy tips that'll help you master the art of making restaurant-style burgers at home.
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Cooking Tips: Here Are 5 Easy Tips To Make Restaurant-Style Burger:
1. Toast the burger buns
Do you often forget to toast the buns when making burgers at home? If yes, it's time to stop doing so. You may think that this will not make much of a difference to your burger. But if you skip this step, you'll miss out on that crunchy texture that you feel after biting into a restaurant-style burger. After toasting, you can also apply some butter to them for extra flavour.
2. Do not overcook the patty
The way you cook your patty plays a key role in how your burger turns out. If you're making a meat burger, make sure to use fresh meat, as it will help absorb the flavours better. Also, do not overcook the meat, as it will end up becoming hard after some time. And if you're making a veggie burger, you must mash all the vegetables well and give them a firm shape.
3. Add salt at the correct time
Did you know that the time you add salt to your burger makes a huge difference in its texture? This is because salt has the ability to suck out moisture from the ingredients of your burger, and you wouldn't want to end up with a burger that lacks moisture, right? To ensure that it's perfectly juicy, add salt right before you cook the burger, not any time before.
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4. Do not press the burger
This is something that we're all guilty of doing. As tempting as it is to press the burger buns while they're cooking, you must resist this urge at all costs. By doing so, you'll end up squeezing out all the juices from your burger instead of letting them soak in. This also helps in giving them a good height that is typical of a restaurant-style burger.
5. Allow it to rest before serving
After you're done making the burgers, the temptation to indulge in them straight away is something that is quite irresistible. But to give them that restaurant-style texture, you must allow them to rest for a few minutes. This will allow all the sauces to get fully absorbed into it. If you do not want to ruin all that hard work that you just put in, make sure you do not skip this step.
Bookmark these tips right now and follow them the next time you plan to make burgers at home. Do let us know how they worked for you in the comments below.
About Vaishali KapilaVaishali finds comfort in eating parathas and rajma chawal but is equally enthusiastic about exploring different cuisines. When she's not eating or baking, you can often find her curled up on the couch watching her favourite TV show - FRIENDS.